Principals' Welcome Speech

Welcome to Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School!

The advent of globalization, the advancement of the Shanghai Educational Internationalization Strategy, the support for education by leaders of Minhang District as well as the shared educational pursuits of Headmaster Qiu Zhonghai of Shanghai Qibao High School and Director Stephen H. Spahn of Dwight School in the US have made the dream of a cross-border educational partnership between these two schools a reality. Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School was born in February 2014, becoming the first independently-run Chinese-foreign cooperative high school in Shanghai and the first independently-run Chinese-US cooperative high school in China. In August of the same year, Qibao Dwight received our first students with whom we kicked off the first year of Qibao Dwight!

This school provides personalized courses for the comprehensive development of students, who can choose basic courses of differing levels and elective courses in different subjects and orientations in the six major learning areas, which are: “Studies in Language and Literature”, “Language Acquisition”, “Individuals and Societies”, “Sciences”, “Mathematics”and“the Arts”; as well as the three core courses of TOK, EE and CAS, which will help foster each individual's learning aptitude, interests and aspirations while maintaining an overall balance across various subjects and fields.

The school has created a platform for diverse cultural exchanges, experiences and practical application allowing its students to apply to study at Dwight campuses in New York, London, Seoul and Dubai for short courses, while earning the corresponding credit points and experiencing the educational and cultural atmospheres and learning styles of different countries. Students can also chose to participate in our overseas exchange programs such as the World Classroom, New York Carnegie Concert and Seoul Model Association, in which they can engage in themed explorations and studies alongside students from all over the world and other Dwight campuses. Other options include participation in cultural exchanges, public welfare programs, charities and other community immersion activities organized by the school with other public organizations, institutions, enterprises and schools.

This school strives to create a warm, "Family" atmosphere for its students. Each of the Families consists of Chinese and foreign teachers and students and has its own theme: Aristotle, Buck, Cai Yuanpei, Da Vinci, Emerson, Fan Zhongyan; in every Family, each of its members can share with his or her teachers and fellow students their unique ideas, the benefits of their experiences, aspirations and hobbies..., and in every Family, its members will become class mentors and partners to each other on their road to growth throughout a whole lifetime.

We hope that you will enjoy a school life brimming with human compassion, equality, fraternity and enlightenment!

This is Qibao Dwight. Welcome you...

Principal: Wang Fang

American Principal: Brantley Turner